Iowa Ranked #7 in Providing Online Access to Government Spending Data

Date: 
Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Map of United States showing score results from 2018 Following the Money Report by U.S. PIRG Education Fund by state.Iowa was among eight states who are leading the charge in online spending transparency in 2018 according to a report released today by the U.S. PIRG Education Fund, "Following the Money 2018."  Iowa was first given this distinction in 2014 after being called out as the second most improved state in 2013.  The leading states have created user-friendly websites that provide visitors with accessible and comprehensive information on state spending.  Citizens can access information on specific expenditures through easy-to-use features, including a multi-tiered search function that allows users to search for two or more criteria at once.

Top 10 States

State Grade Score Rank
Ohio A+ 98 1 (tie)
West Virginia A+ 98 1 (tie)
Minnesota A 94 3 (tie)
Wisconsin A 94 3 (tie)
Arizona A- 93 5 (tie)
Connecticut A- 93 5 (tie)
Iowa A- 91 7
Louisiana A- 90 8
South Carolina B+ 87 9
Kentucky B 85 10 (tie)
Nevada B 85 10 (tie)

Source: Following the Money 2018, U.S. PIRG Education Fund and Frontier Group

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Program Area
State Budget, Transparency
Fiscal Year
2018
Topic(s)
Follow the Money, Transparency, US PIRG

Printed from the Iowa Department of Management website on May 21, 2018 at 5:38pm.